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Old 07-20-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
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How long will canned jam and jellies last?

I wanto know how long will canned james and jellies? Thanks


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Old 07-20-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
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If properly cooked, canned, and stored - up to about 3 years for edibility (safe to eat). If you are concerned about nutritional value and optimal texture ... about 1 year.

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Old 07-20-2006, 07:42 PM   #3
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They can be safe after 3 years if the seal is intact. Might be a bit dry, maybe not. They are safe as long as the seal is OK.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:05 PM   #4
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Thank you for the answer. I have never tried to can anything before. my Grandmother used to do it and the stuff she canned tasted great.
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Old 07-22-2006, 05:35 PM   #5
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When you say "Canned", you mean " Preserved in glass jars", right? There's always a confusion in my (English) mind because we eat baked beans out of (tin) cans!! Just want to be sure of the terminology.
I make (pepper) jellies, chutneys and the occasional jam - my laboratory specialists said "2 yrs minimum" - so I put 18 months on the expiry dates.
That might be selfish so that I can sell more...
I've had Apple Chutnies at home which were opened after 3 years. OH!! Wonderful fermented stuff - but I'd keep to the 18-24 month rule.
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